Teen Scouts help the Mill Valley Masketeers by cutting hundreds of t-shirts to make ear ties. Led by local Mill Valley citizen Lee Budish, people from around the community came together like the Scouts, to donate fabric, cut, sew and deliver over 14,000 masks to those in need.
On a 6:30 am 5 mile run, 39 degrees, headlamp in place, and bundled like a muffin, I tripped on some unknown giant ridge that popped out on flat, paved walkway along SF Bay in Sausalito. I flopped along for a bit trying to right myself and crashed to the ground on the side of my head, knees, elbows, legs. Blood ran down my face and elsewhere. I felt like an idiot. Pick up your feet, damn it. Thank goodness I was wearing a thick ski hat.
My running partner had to get back to drop her kids at school – school had finally started part-time with COVID. She ran back and I hobbled along, wiping dripping blood with tissues. But I reminded myself on the 2 mile walk back, nothing was broken, my phone worked, and I just needed to course correct. I was beat up for a week.
This reminds me of my writing. I’ll be writing along, submitting work, and then BAM, a huge fall, slammed back, down and bloody. Ya just got to get up, think about it, and hit the trail/computer again.
That’s what we do.